Frank Wright, eight recordings

According to wikipedia.org:
Frank Wright (9 July 1935 – 17 May 1990) was a free jazz musician known for his frantic style of tenor saxophone.

Wright was born in Grenada, Mississippi. He was originally a bass player, working with B. B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland among others.[1] His style is often compared to Albert Ayler, who was one of his major influences. In addition to tenor saxophone, he also played the soprano saxophone and bass clarinet.

The following albuns can be individually downloaded from this folder.

  1. Frank Wright / Muhammad Ali - Adieu Little Man

    Center of the World 004 F rec Paris 4/74
    Frank Wright-ts,bcl Muhammad Ali-d

  2. Frank Wright Quartet - Last Polka in Nancy

    Center of the World (CW 002)

    Recorded Nancy, France 10/10/73

    Frank Wright-ts;
    Bobby Few-p;
    Alan Silva-b;
    Muhammad Ali-d

    01 - Winter Echoes (Few) 15:00
    02 - Guanna Dance, Part 1 (Silva) 4:05
    03 - Guanna Dance, Part 2 (Silva) 11:40
    04 - Thinking of Monk (Few) 1:20
    05 - Doing the Polka (Few) 10:00

    Fractal 007 CD Detmold, Neue Anta 1978

    06 - Two Birds with One Stone (Wright) 18:57

  3. Run with the cowboys

    Private lp release that was recorded at Studio Fawe Street. London E14. No date is given for this recording.

    Frank Wright - tenor sax, vocals
    Frank Wollny - guitar
    Peter Kowald - acoustic bass
    Coen Alberts - drums
    A.R. Penck - el-piano, flute, vocals


    1) Run with the cowboys
    2) Do you like it (part 1)
    3) An other day
    4) Do you like it (part 2)

  4. Frank Wright, Bobby Few & Alan Silva - Solos & Duets. Vol. 1

    Sun SR102 Recorded Massy Paris Reims 1/75 - 11/75

    Bobby Few - Piano
    Alan Silva - Bass
    Frank Wright - Tenor Sax

    Side A.
    1. Song For Cyrille, Children Of Joy
    2. El Torro
    3. Unknown Step

    Side B.
    4. Echo Send
    5. Sound Of A

  5. Frank Wright, Bobby Few & Alan Silva - Solos & Duets. Vol. 2

    Sun SR103 Recorded Massy Paris Reims 1/75-11/75

    Bobby Few - Piano
    Alan Silva - Bass
    Frank Wright - Tenor Sax

    Side A.

    1. Grenada
    2. Fondemental Blues

    Side B.

    3. Who's Got The Keys
    4. We Have Found The Keys

  6. Paradiso (Amsterdam) 1970

  7. live in Ulm, 04.March 1990

    Frank Wright.....ts,acl,voice
    Frank Wollny.....el.bass

    Ulm/D, Galerie Holmat the occasion of a vernissage of ar.penck´s(aka Ralf Winkler) graphical works

    One set only.1) 15:402) 04:593) 07:504) 15:105) 02:25total: 46:08

  8. Stove Man, Love is the World.
    Recorded: Munich Loft May 22, 1979

    Frank Wright - tenor sax, vocals
    Kamal Abdul Alim - trumpet
    Tony Smith - piano
    Richard Williams - bass
    Kahlil Abdullah - conga, percussion
    Gerry Griffin - drums

    1. Stove Man, Love is the Word
    2. T-and-W
    3. Rice Patch
    4. Export

Highly recommended albums:

Frank Wright - Church Number Nine
Church Number Nine

Frank Wright - The Complete ESP-Disk' Recordings
Complete ESP-Disk recordings



Arthur Doyle - More Alabama Feeling (out-of-print)

Arthur Doyle - Tenor Sax.

Info from discogs.com:
Label: Ecstatic Peace!
Catalog#: E# 29
Format: Vinyl, LP, Single Sided
Country: US
Released: 1993
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz

A1 Hao (6:25)
A2 Nature Boy (7:21) (Written By - E.Ahbez)
13:46 (12,6 MB) (New link from 2014-07-12)



Last Exit, Frankfurt Jazz Festival, 1986-10-01

Sonny Sharrock - guitar
Bill Laswell - bass
Peter Brozman - sax
Ronald Shannon Jackson - drums

Six tracks, 38 minutes. (MD5 Checksum)

Video from that concert:



Hank Roberts "Black Pastels", Berlin Jazz Festival, 1988-11-03

Hank Roberts - cello, ac g, electronics
Tim Berne - as,
Ray Anderson - tb,
Art Baron - tb,
Dave Taylor - b-tb,
Bill Frisell - g,
Joey Baron - dr

1) 11:15 ???
2) 15:00 100 years tender
3) 02:04 rain village
4) 07:53 ???
5) 09:42 ???
6) 10:55 ???
0:56:49  New Link!!!  (Checksum MD5)  (MD5?)



Captain Beefheart - The Early Years 1959 - 1969

Info from beefheart.com:
Song list:
  1. Lost In A Whirlpool
  2. Teenage Maltshop
  3. Metal Man Has Lost His Wings
  4. Tupelo Mississippi
  5. Somebody's Walking
  6. Old Folks Boogie
  7. Evil
  8. Blues Jam
  9. Out Of The Frying Pan - alt version
  10. Almost Grown
  11. Call On Me - slow version
  12. Sure Nuff and Yes I Do
  13. Moody Liz - rare acetate version
  14. Korn Ring Finger
  15. Frownland
  16. Ella Guru
  17. Hair Pie - Bake 1 / Hair Pie Bake 2
  18. Pachuco Cadaver
  19. Sugar 'N Spikes
  20. Neon Meat Dream Of A Octofish
  21. The Blimp - edit / Candy Man / China Pig
  22. Well Well Well (sung by Rockette Morton)
Tracks 5 - 8: Avalon Ballroom 1966 (incorrectly says 1968 on cover)
Track 12: John Peel show 1968

fast & bulbous

Radar Station Overview

A nicely packaged European bootleg bringing together a whole bunch of rare and unavailable Magic Band goodies. Much of the content has since been included on the Grow Fins box set and Zappa's Mystery Disc CD but there are a couple of items here that are still not available commercially.
Overall the sound is pretty good although the Avalon tracks are not as good as they could have been (still great to get the very rare 'Blues Jam' track included though).

For a change this is a boot that has been compiled by a real fan and this shows in the sleeve notes which I'll include here:-

"The first track in this collection is probably the earliest recording of Don Van Vliet, recorded in a classroom at Antelope Valley College/High with Zappa on guitar and Beefheart on Vocals.

'Teenage Maltshop': believed to have been recorded circa 1963/4 at Zappa's Cucamonga studio Z, as part of a Teenage Opera, offered to Dot Records but turned down because of the distorted guitar. 'Metal Man...' also recorded in Studio Z in the main studio, but with Beefheart outside in the corridor to the studio singing whatever words were scribbled on the walls!

'Avalon Ballroom' 1966 was the first CB & Magic BAnd, probably CB, Doug Moon, Jerry Handley & Paul Blakely. This shows the influence of Howlin Wolf - he even says people have requested a Wolf song before singing 'Evil'.

'Frying Pan Acetate': An alt version. predates release on A&M.

'Almost Grown': Is an unreleased variation of a Chuck Berry song, & 'Call On Me': A much slower version than as released on Safe As Milk.
The 'Moody Liz Acetate', although very similar to the recently located Strictly Personal OT found by Sequel, is a White Label test Pressing with a similar as released version of 'On Tomorrow'. An item this fan would give my right arm to own.

Possibly more exciting is 'Korn Ring Finger'. Why this was not included on the Sequel CD amazed me ... An excellent track that you hope will never end.

This brings us up to the 'Trout Rehearsals' - they sound if they were made to be a part warm-up to the actual recordings. You can hear Don in the back throughout blowin his Sax from different parts of the room experimenting with the sound on 'Hair Pie' Variations. It was said by Beefheart that although the album was recorded very quickly, the amount of work that must have been put in by all the band members; to get to a stage where the instrumental backing was rteady for Beefheart to sing over these complex rhythms is awe inspiring ... & how he actually managed to add the vocals only he knows.

The immediate contrast between 'Moody Liz' & 'Korn Ring Finger' from the S. Personal Ots is extraordinary especially considering there is barely a year between the recordings ... 'Ella Guru' is a sheer delight to hear in its instrumental form, as are others on the CD.

These are not the digital recordings of the 90s ... But to be 'a fly on the wall' whilst one of the most amazing albums was being prepared for an unsuspecting public, & to hear some of the Early Years of Mr Don V Vliet playing with an equally very young Mr Zappa is a treat. We have included hopefully some of the rarities that maybe, just maybe will entice someone to try to dig into the vaults & find these hidden gems.

'Ha Ha! That's Right...Just Dig It!!' D.V.Vliet 1969"

This was one of the great Beefheart boots when it was released. Unfortunately the projected Early Years Volume 2 never appeared.

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